Charity of the Year 2020/2021

Grant Saw are delighted to announce that Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind have been chosen as our new ‘Charity of the Year.’

Every year, members of staff nominate local charities for the Partners to shortlist. Each staff member then has a vote and this year BLG Mind were the lucky winners.

The firm’s head of Private Client, Kalpa Prajapati said:

“I am delighted to say that Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind have been chosen by our staff as our Charity of the Year for 2020/2021.  We are pleased to be supporting a charity which carries out vital work in our local community by ensuring that people with mental health needs and dementia have an improved quality of life.

Mental health and wellbeing is important to us as a firm, and we have provided staff with training on mindfulness and coping with the pressures of the profession, as well as having a member of staff trained as a mental health first-aider. We think that the charity’s work will be even more vital as the various consequences of Covid-19 become apparent.

We are looking forward to working with BLG Mind over the next year. Look out for details of our upcoming fundraising initiatives.”

BLG Mind are a fantastic local cause and Grant Saw are very excited to begin what we hope will be a long lasting relationship with them. Some of the brilliant work they are doing at the moment in the community includes their ‘Mindful Mums’ programme, designed to reduce social isolation amongst young mothers and ‘Being Dad’ to help new dads cope with the new challenges that fatherhood brings.

BLG Mind are also able to offer specific services designed to help those from ethnic backgrounds and are also helping to provide mental health advice to students at Greenwich University.

Ben Taylor, Chief Executive, Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind said:

“We are delighted that we’re going to be working alongside Grant Saw over the coming year, and that BLG Mind was chosen as their charity of the year through a staff vote, which shows many at the company already understand the importance of local mental health and dementia support. The coronavirus outbreak is putting additional strains on people’s mental health, whilst charity funding is being squeezed, so having the support of Grant Saw is really timely and very welcome.”

Kalpa Prajapati and Laura Bailey, both solicitors in our Private Client department recently held a video conference with Ben Taylor, Sally Jones and Lucy Morrell of BLG Mind to discuss how we can make a start in assisting the Charity, particularly in these difficult times.

We look forward to organising events including talks in the future with BLG Mind and also helping to work on their wording for their legacy leaflets and website pages. We are also hoping to provide legal advice to carers who use their support services.

Grant Saw will also be doing our usual dress down days and bake sales to help support the charity as well as holding a fundraising event in due course, and we will also donate £1 from each completed client survey once a matter has completed.

As a firm we are looking forward to working more closely with BLG Mind and doing all we can to support such a charity that is helping so many people in our community.